Gauci Pandemic Duets and More!

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This week lots of new music from Jesse Ryan, Junk Magic, Noah Haidu, Dave Young, and James Brandon Lewis, a focus on Cambridge UK musician Ryan McCaffrey and more great improvisation from Stephen Gauci with his pandemic duets. As Gauci says "I resolved to safely record a series of duet recordings in order to fully express musically, the intense emotions we are all feeling during this challenging period. What was originally meant to be a string of five duet recordings, eventually turned into a series of nineteen recordings over the course of summer 2020." I am featuring four of those excellent recordings.


  • Jesse Ryan "Big Ole' Shoes (Featuring Mt. Cullane Tambrin Band)" from Bridges (Fwé Culture) 00:00
  • Junk Magic "Compass Confusion / Little Love Gods" from Compass Confusion (Pyroclastic) 07:58
  • Daniel Carter, Stephen Gauci "#4" from Daniel Carter/Stephen Gauci, Pandemic Duets (gaucimusic) 17:25
  • Noah Haidu "Midnight Silence" from Doctone (Sunnyside Records) 23:08
  • Dave Young Quartet "Dolphin Dance" from Ides of March (Modica Music) 32:12
  • Gerald Cleaver, Stephen Gauci "#2" from Gerald Cleaver/Stephen Gauci, Pandemic Duets (gaucimusic) 39:26
  • James Brandon Lewis Quartet "A Lotus Speaks" from Molecular (Intakt) 44:02
  • Ryan McCaffrey "Rush" from Ryan McCaffrey (Self Released) 49:23
  • Jesse Ryan "Bridges" from Bridges (Fwé Culture) 53:27
  • Noah Haidu "The Tonality of Atonement" from Doctone (Sunnyside Records) 1:00:42
  • Matthew Shipp, Stephen Gauci "#7" from Matthew Shipp/Stephen Gauci, Pandemic Duets (gaucimusic) 1:09:02
  • Ryan McCaffrey "Last Minute Decision" from Ryan McCaffrey (Self Released) 1:14:50
  • Dave Young Quartet "Ides of March" from Ides of March (Modica Music) 1:18:35
  • James Brandon Lewis Quartet "Neosho" from Molecular (Intakt) 1:25:29
  • Ryan McCaffrey "The Plan" from Ryan McCaffrey (Self Released) 1:32:24
  • Michael Bisio, Stephen Gauci "#5" from Michael Bisio/Stephen Gauci, Pandemic Duets (gaucimusic) 1:37:41
  • Junk Magic "The Science of Why Devils Smell Like Sulfur" from Compass Confusion (Pyroclastic) 1:44:07
  • Jesse Ryan "The Way (Featuring Joanna Majoko)" from Bridges (Fwé Culture) 1:54:54

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